SEATTLE — After a year away, Raphael Chillious is returning to work as an assistant men’s basketball coach under Lorenzo Romar at Washington.
Washington announced the coaching move Thursday. Chillious is the second hire made to Romar’s staff in the past two weeks after the hiring of T.J. Otzelberger from Iowa State. Chillious and Otzelberger join a staff that already includes Jim Shaw, Paul Fortier and Brad Jackson.
Chillious worked at Washington from 2010-12 before leaving to join the staff at Villanova for one season. Chillious says it was hard leaving Washington originally, but that his year coaching and recruiting in the Big East will help as he makes his return to the Huskies’ program.